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WORLD's online columnists offer news analysis from a biblical perspective and insightful opinions on topics that arise at the intersection of Christianity and culture.

We work for more than ourselves

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | Seventy-seven F-words is a lot, especially in just five minutes while mixed in with a number of other profanities. That’s what Bryan Price, manager of the…

Even now there is hope

Even now there is hope

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Does anyone out there feel like he has blown it so badly that he can never expect anything good from God for the rest of his life and will receive only the…

Leaving college again

Leaving college again

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | When I graduated from college, I fell headlong into sleep—in the long and the short view. On the way home to New York when my family and I stopped for…

The Armenian genocide in fiction and fact

The Armenian genocide in fiction and fact

By Marvin Olasky
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Persecution | Tomorrow is the centennial anniversary of the day Ottoman Turkish officials rounded up 250 Armenian leaders in Istanbul and began what’s now known as the…

Was sacrifice of Ramadi dead in vain?

By Cal Thomas
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Iraq | “… that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain …” —Abraham Lincoln, the Gettysburg Address While the U.S. military in…

Tim Tebow’s high-profile witness

By La Shawn Barber
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Sports | “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up” (James 4:10, NKJV). I’m the sort of football fan whose loyalty follows the player,

When hatred loses its object of hate

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | We know what ISIS hates, but pray tell, what do they love? What are they for ? We know their zeal for beheading, but what do they look forward to after the last…

Is Eric Harris’ shooting death about race or incompetence?

By Jarvis J. Williams
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Race Issues | Last Tuesday, Robert Bates, a 73-year-old white man who is a reserve deputy sheriff, turned himself in to law enforcement authorities in Tulsa, Okla. He is…

Israel at age 67: Slammed if you do, dead if you don’t

By Marvin Olasky
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Israel | In the fine movie Witness , an Amish child at a Pennsylvania railroad station at first thinks a bearded old Hassidic Jew in a dark, full-length coat is one of…

Flunking civics should no longer be an option

Flunking civics should no longer be an option

By Cal Thomas
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Education | “Don’t know much about history” —Sam Cooke It’s an old joke, but one that is a commentary on our times. A pollster asks, “What do you think about…

The happiness platform

The happiness platform

By D.C. Innes
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Government | With the presidential nominating season now under way, ideas and promises for improving our lives are filling our ears, but they tend to focus on economic…

‘She let herself go’

‘She let herself go’

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Years ago my next-door neighbor was showing me an old photo of a beautiful, slender woman. She offered this update of the woman, who happened to be her…

 
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